Category: Horticulture

Bring your Entries for the Watermelon Festival Big Melon Contest by Friday June 28th

The 64th  Annual Panhandle Watermelon Festival is scheduled for Saturday, June 29th, 2019.  We are looking for watermelon entries for contribution to our Big Melon Contest and Auction. Entries must be brought to the Washington County Agricultural Center,… Read More

2019 Master Gardener Volunteer Training in Columbia County

The UF/IFAS Extension Columbia County Master Gardener Volunteer program works with the horticulture extension agent to educate the citizens within our county about research-based practices to use in their gardens and landscapes. Educational projects include public outreach at… Read More

Lettuce Bolting: When to harvest?

What is lettuce bolting and why does it matter? Bitterness and bolting in lettuce have a direct correlation and we have a feeling you don’t particularly want to grow bitter tasting lettuce, so here are a couple of… Read More

Silent Invader: Mexican Petunia, Ruellia simplex

Love and Hate Facebook gardening groups will light up at the mention of Mexican Petunia, Ruellia simplex.  Comments like “Worst weed ever!”, “My favorite plant!”, “Invasive! Pull it out quickly!”, and “It’s so easy to grow, I love… Read More

UF Offers Online Gardening Class; Includes Gardening Kits and a 24/7 GardenCam

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – If IKEA furniture can be designed in Sweden, produced in China and assembled in Florida, then so can a garden. This was the thinking behind University of Florida lecturer Gerardo Nunez’s creation of gardening kits… Read More